Long Row Riesling
Sourced from our Nanya Vineyard in the Riverland from our own “heritage” clone of Riesling originally planted by Tom Angove in the early 70’s. This particular clone of Riesling produces an extremely varietally expressive wine in our region. Cuttings have since been grafted to new rootstocks to re-establish this heritage on modern trellising with drip irrigation – the legend continues. The Vintage was generally good, rains in spring lead to minimal requirement for irrigation, good crops being set and abundant canopies which would be needed to ripen the fruit to perfection. This year has been great for aromatic varietal expression, and this Riesling is no exception. A warm early January period ensured fantastic flavour development and a harvest of exceptional grapes.
Picked late at night to harvest the grapes as cold as possible the grapes were transported to the winery and pressed using modern membrane tank presses. After cold settling the clear juice was carefully racked to cooled fermentation tanks and inoculated with selected yeasts. Cool fermentation was followed by minimal handling, filtration and bottling at the Angove winery.
Enjoy whilst young and fresh with grilled seafood or Asian cuisine.
Bright pale-medium straw colour with some green hues. This delicious Riesling has a flamboyant lifted fl oral nose displaying fl oral citrus and tropical notes. These characters carry through on the palate, underpinned with some lime and citrus, and a hint of guava with a good weight and a clean and soft finish of surprising length.